Posts tagged ‘Life Lessons’

On Life Goals and Financial Priorities

Posted November 17, 2016 under Life Lessons | 3 Comments

When you were a kid, I’m sure a lot of people asked you what you wanted to be when you grow up. As you entered school, the question changed to what career you wanted to pursue. It was exciting to answer these questions, primarily because we had the freedom to choose among many possibilities, to […]

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Living on Your Own Terms: How to Really Be the Boss of Your Own Life

Posted September 17, 2016 under Guest Posts, Inspirational, Life Lessons | 1 Comment

Like most people, you have probably lived your life bowing down to the dictates of society. Straight out of college, you went for a master’s degree because that’s what people around you deem impressive. Then you got an office job that requires you to sit in front of a computer for nine hours—and you did […]

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15 Reasons Why You’ll Remain Poor Your Whole Life

Posted July 1, 2016 under Life Lessons, Mindsetting | 5 Comments

Billionaire Bill Gates once said, “If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.” And that’s a kind of mistake you don’t want to take to your grave, and burden your family and loved ones after. Fortunately, there are easy-to-recognize signs, which can help you see if […]

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7 Lessons the Corporate World Taught Me about Success

Posted May 18, 2016 under Life Lessons | 4 Comments

I’ve been asked a few times if I ever regret working in the corporate world, and my answer would always be a big “No”. Being an employee has taught me a lot of valuable lessons that continue to remain relevant in my life as an entrepreneur, seven of which I’m sharing today. 1. Do not […]

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Are You a Specialist or a Multipotentialite?

Posted April 9, 2016 under Life Lessons, Mindsetting | 3 Comments

In my speaking engagements, I normally share the story of how I used to be a civil engineer who decided to become an entrepreneur, and later on a financial planner. And whenever my audience are college students, one of the questions that I am always asked is why did I take up engineering in the […]

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Three Things That You Should Never Waste

Posted February 26, 2016 under Life Lessons, Mindsetting | 9 Comments

We all know it’s bad to be wasteful of anything because almost everything has a limit. We conserve water because there’s only so much fresh water on our planet. In fact, while the Earth is 70% water, only less than 1% of it is fresh and usable by humans. It’s also for the same reason […]

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7 Things That Are Far Better Than The Extra Day You’re Getting This February

Posted February 15, 2016 under Inspirational, Life Lessons | No Comments

We get an extra day this year in February, thanks to the scientists who calculated the Earth’s exact orbit and revolution. But what good is that extra day to us? For most people, it’ll just be an ordinary day — except maybe for those who were born on February 29th. Fortunately, there are other things […]

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When You Feel Stuck or Lost In Your Life

Posted February 3, 2016 under Life Lessons, Mindsetting | 7 Comments

“Aren’t we supposed to be great by this time?” asks Mace in the Palanca Award-winning screenplay and movie, That Thing Called Tadhana. The film had a lot of hugot lines about love, which resonated in many. But this line was the one that struck me most and my favorite moment in the movie because I […]

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Achieving Your Dream Requires Courage

Posted December 17, 2015 under Life Lessons, Mindsetting | 1 Comment

A couple of years ago, I had the privilege to climb up the belfry of Taal Basilica in Batangas. I was even able to explore parts of its roof. On the right side of the church’s facade, there’s an open area where you can walk on to see a bird’s eye view of the heritage […]

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Life Lessons from Ashton Kutcher

Posted October 20, 2015 under Inspirational, Life Lessons | 5 Comments

Christopher Ashton Kutcher is an American actor, producer, investor and former model. While he’s more popularly known as a comedian, this guy actually has more depth than you’d expect. Below is his acceptance speech when he won the Ultimate Choice title during the 2013 Teen Choice Award. It’s a 4-minute speech about the three life […]

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When You Hate Your Job, But You Can’t Afford To Quit

Posted June 22, 2015 under Life Lessons, Mindsetting | 24 Comments

“I don’t like my job anymore,” says a friend to me. “But I can’t quit because I’m supporting my family.” “Have you tried finding another job?” I asked. “I am trying to look for one,” he replied. “But those I found don’t pay as much as my salary now.” “So just keep looking,” I advised. […]

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How To Find What You’re Meant To Do in Life

Posted May 5, 2015 under Life Lessons, Mindsetting | 19 Comments

Last week, I was invited to give a talk about money management to College of Arts and Letters students in UP Diliman. My initial plan was to speak about financial strategies for teenagers, but later on decided to instead, share stories from my life. I told them that I was a licensed civil engineer, who […]

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